Thomas Duffy

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Daily News | February 2, 2004

Unit costs for the Air Force's new, multibillion-dollar space-launch program have risen more than 25 percent due to procurement violations by Boeing and a slide in the commercial launch market, resulting in a breach of the so-called Nunn-McCurdy threshold, a senor Air Force budget official said last week.

Daily News | January 28, 2004

Former Iraq weapons inspector David Kay told a Senate committee today he backs the creation of an independent commission to review U.S. intelligence leading up to the Iraq war. Democrats in Congress are pushing for a commission to look at intelligence estimates on Iraq's suspected weapons of mass destruction arsenal.

Daily News | January 27, 2004

The Missile Defense Agency has successfully demonstrated a booster rocket that is central to the national missile defense system the Bush administration plans to field later this year, MDA said today.

Daily News | January 26, 2004

The Marine Corps will shift 1,372 jobs now being done by uniformed Marines to civilian workers, freeing up those Marines to be sent to combat forces around the world, according to an internal message sent out by Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee.

Daily News | January 23, 2004

President Bush announced yesterday he intends to nominate John Young, the Navy's top acquisition official, to be the next deputy under secretary of defense for acquisition and technology.

Daily News | January 14, 2004

Eighteen Army soldiers committed suicide while deployed in Iraq last year, pushing the service's suicide rate slightly higher than the annual average, Dr. William Winkenwerder, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, said today.

Daily News | January 12, 2004

The Missile Defense Agency, citing a shortage and other program priorities, has shifted the next planned intercept test of the Navy's sea-based program from this spring to January 2005, a senior MDA official told today.

Daily News | January 7, 2004

Lockheed Martin today won a Pentagon contract to build a miniature kill vehicle capable of destroying ballistic missiles in the midcourse phase of flight.

Daily News | January 2, 2004

While the number of attacks against coalition forces in Iraq has dropped more than 50 percent since November, the sophistication and complexity of those attacks is increasing, a coalition official said today.

Daily News | December 29, 2003

Rear Adm. Steven Enewold is taking over as program manager of the multibillion-dollar Joint Strike Fighter program, the Defense Department announced today.

Daily News | December 16, 2003

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today said he has asked the CIA to oversee the interrogation of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

Daily News | December 9, 2003

Lockheed Martin will be the prime contractor for all future Missile Defense Agency targets and countermeasures, the Defense Department announced today.

Daily News | December 3, 2003

A Northrop Grumman-led team has won an eight-year, $4.5 billion contract to develop a ground-based, kinetic energy interceptor designed to destroy ballistic missiles, the Defense Department announced today.

Daily News | November 19, 2003

Acting Army Secretary Les Brownlee told a Senate committee today that an improved missile warning system for helicopters flying in Iraq -- two of which were shot down this month -- is being rushed to the field, but rewiring each aircraft takes about three weeks.

Daily News | October 21, 2003

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today he has asked the military services to review the forces deployed in Iraq and assess whether those forces are properly balanced for the capabilities needed.

Daily News | October 20, 2003

A former high-ranking Defense Department official today criticized the missile the Navy is using for its ship-based ballistic missile defense program, labeling it "flawed" and called on the service to design a new missile capable of intercepting ICBMs.

Daily News | October 17, 2003

The Senate late this afternoon voted 87-12 to approve an $87 billion supplemental appropriations bill for the ongoing war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Daily News | October 9, 2003

The House Appropriations Committee today added language to an $87 billion Iraq and Afghanistan supplemental bill that calls for a Senate-confirmed administration official to be responsible for coordinating how the money is spent.

Daily News | October 8, 2003

The Defense Department says the jobs performed by 45 percent of its total workforce could be opened up to competition among private-sector companies, according to a report issued late last month by the White House budget office.

Daily News | September 16, 2003

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern Clark yesterday announced the Navy is creating a new Fleet Antisubmarine Warfare Command to oversee integrated ASW training and operations.

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